Monsters: Season 1, Episode 8

Sleeping Dragon (10 Dec. 1988)

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A mysterious artifact is found outside Reno, Nevada, and there's a monster living in it.



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A mysterious artifact is found outside Reno, Nevada, and there's a monster living in it.

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Sleeping Dragon
8 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A magnetized "time capsule" is discovered on the outskirts of Reno and is brought back to a scientist's lab for further study. What is inside the relic from centuries ago (around the time of the dinosaurs) is free and will target all humans in its path. Run of the mill 30 minute creature feature with a hohum plot and weak script. Russell Johnson, the professor of Gilligan's Island fame, shows up as the older scientist, Jeffrey, who wants to communicate and reason with the creature loose and looking for humans to munch on. Kin Shriner is Merrick, the archaeologist who comes to Jeffrey, excited about his new find, not knowing that within this saucer-shaped artifact is a living breathing dragon-like creature that had been hibernating inside. Beth Toussaint (who looks like Linda Hamilton during her years on Beauty and the Beast) is Jeffrey's daughter, Lisa, coming up with a possible weakness of the creature..cold. The ending, regarding the creature's instant fate at the hands of a snowy breeze, I consider absolutely ludicrous. For the exception of the silly time capsule idea, "Sleeping Dragon" is clichéd and derivative of much better sci-fi horror; the rubber suited dragon costume and face could earn some chuckles.

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